Welcome to Year 5
Class Teacher: Mrs Catt
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hegarty
Year 5 will receive homework every Friday and it should be returned by the following Friday. Each week they will receive homework in:
It is expected that the children also read at home to an adult at least 3 times a week alongside some independent reading. Also, children need to continue to practise all the times tables and related number facts.
Meet Year 5's Play leaders
Year 5 children have received training to help them encourage our younger children to play well at lunch times. They have been thinking hard at ways in which they can include maths learning into their games.
Meet Year 5's Reading Champions
Meet Year 5's Junior Leadership Team
This term our class will be swimming. Children need to remember their swimming kits every Thursday. Thank you.
Year 5 went away for 2 nights and 3 days to Robinwood. Everyone had a wonderful time and developed a wide range of skills including: listening, communication, cooperation, respect, encouragement, problem solving skills and teamwork. All of our children were enthusiastic and loved every activity. They participated in a number of activities: night line, climbing, bouldering, crate challenge, archery, dungeon of doom, alien conspiracy walk, trapeze and the piranha pool. Children conquered fears and looked after each other. They have taken away many memories for life. Well done Year 5!
During the autumn term children will need to have their PE kit in school every Thursday. The children have been advised to leave their kits in school throughout the week and take them home of a weekend. At times our PE day could change.
Congratulations Year 5 for a fantastic Autumn term. We all enjoyed our treat of watching a film and enjoying some popcorn. Our class chose to watch 'The Nativity'. We would like to wish everyone a merry christmas and a happy new year.
Teamwork makes the dream work!
Well done Year 5 for all of you hard work, support to each other, enthusiasm and progress with your writing this term! You should all be very proud of yourselves! Well done!
Well done to the Year 5 children who completed and were successful in the time challenge.
World Faith Day
This term we have been learning about Hinduism. We enjoyed learning more about rangoli patterns from our visitors. We also looked at a range of different religious symbols and their meanings.
This term we have really enjoyed our WW2 topic. Children have learned about the countries and leaders involved and some of the triggers of WW2. They have enjoyed learning about propaganda and designed their own propaganda poster. Children enjoyed learning about rationing and made their own ration book. We also learnt about evacuation and the children wrote a letter home to their mums as an evacuee. One of the highlight of the topic was our visit from Sam's grandad. He shared all of his memories and experiences of the war. Thank you so much for coming in and sharing this information. This brought the children's learning to life.
Year 5 have loved playing a range of games this term. They have focussed on gymnastics and been learning about different skills and techniques to use in a sequence. They have learnt about cannon, counter balance, mirroring and counter weight and counter tension. Our final sequences were amazing.
Science: Earth, Space and Beyond
Year 5 have enjoyed learning fascinating facts about Earth and Space. We have enjoyed using marbling inks to create the different colours of the planets. We enjoyed learning about the solar system. We have used our maths knowledge of scaling to help us use play-doh to create the size and shapes of the planets. We enjoyed having a visitor from John Moores University.
This Term we have looked at the famous artist Lowry. We have looked at his famous paintings and techniques he used. Year 5 enjoyed learning 6 different sketching techniques that can create different shadings of light and dark. We had great fun creating a similar painting to Lowry by using different materials and paints.
Year 5 have completed two weeks of Bikeability. We have learnt how to check that our bikes are safe to ride on the road and we have improved our balancing skills, so that we can signal safely. We were all awarded our level 2 certificates. Well done Year 5!